Short Beef Rib Advice

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smokin monkey, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Will not be able to do my first smoke of 2016 until 6 or 7 February. I have some Beef Short Ribs in the freezer ready, one piece is three rib, the other four rib.

    Question is, do I split the piece down into single ribs? I am looking for tender juicy fall off the bone consistency.

    Any advice would be good.
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    No, keep them together. They will stay more moist that way.

    Al
     
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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     Hey Monkey like Al said keep them together and slice apart after smoking. I do them all the time and they are some special kind of good.
     
  4. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I agree that you should keep them together as a whole rack. I also recommend some time in foil for beef ribs. They have a high fat content and I really feel that braising in foil for a couple of hours helps render down the fat.
     
  5. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    All sound advice...keeping them intact while smoking and foiling is traditionally the best approach.  Perhaps someone will come along with another approach to try.

    Keep on Smoking,

    John
     
  6. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member




    Thanks for the replies, looks unanimous, keep them together 👍
     
  7. rogerwilco

    rogerwilco Meat Mopper

     Unless I am mistaken, does not Jeff, in his book "Smoking Meats," have a recipe for beef ribs in which he separates them prior to cooking?

    I have, so far, always left then intact before smoking. The idea of getting that much more bark on each rib is appealing, though.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016
  8. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have Jeffs book, I will take a look. Thanks for the info👍
     

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